Back in February, Leigh Wood and Mauricio Lara delivered a mini classic as the Mexican became world champion following a good start from Wood.

The pair are set to go at it again in an immediate rematch and it's almost certain that there'll be fireworks again.

Can Wood settle the series? Or will Lara's power be too much again?

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Mauricio Lara vs. Leigh Wood 2.

Mauricio Lara vs Leigh Wood 2

When is Mauricio Lara vs Leigh Wood 2?
  • Date: Saturday, May 27 
  • Time: 7 p.m. GMT / 2 p.m. ET 
  • Main event ringwalks (approx): 10:00 p.m. GMT / 5:00 p.m. ET

The event is set to get underway at 7 p.m. GMT / 2 p.m. ET with the main event ringwalks scheduled for 10:00 p.m. GMT / 5:00 p.m. ET. These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights. 

What has been said?

Speaking after his defeat in February, Wood instantly revealed his intentions of activating his rematch clause.

He said: “It’s been hard, because it still hurts. I want an immediate rematch. I’ve told Eddie Hearn that’s what I want.

“I want the rematch as soon as possible; I want it as early as the end of May, or in June by the latest.

Wood got his wish and will take on Lara, hoping to bounce back after being caught with a heavy hit while dominating the first fight.

He admitted: "I got a little too carried away and thought he was ready to go - and he wasn't.

"I swapped shots with him, held my feet and paid the price. I got up way too fast and still had plenty of time.

"I should have composed myself, looked at that ref to show him I was all right and taken a breath before then standing up.

"But it's all experience."



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